We encourage you to participate in an internship -- paid or unpaid, for-credit or not-for-credit. We'll help you find one through the BCC, career fairs and other events, and we'll help you identify opportunities that align with your goals.
What is an internship?
"An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent."
-- National Association of Colleges and Employers
Why do an internship?
- Test a career field to see if a potential career is right for you
- Get experience to add to your resume
- Build your connections – many employers hire from within
- To fulfill academic requirements and receive credit (optional)